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Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin heads to Steam next month

Take the fight to Chaos on Steam. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is heading to Steam. The Team Ninja developed dark fantsy game will arrive on the service on April 6. It is already available through the Epic Games Store. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin | The Journey Ends – trailer The 2022 action RPG is set in the Final Fantasy universe and is a prequel to Square Enix’s original Final Fantasy on the NES. Set in an alternate timeframe, it follows characters foretold as the Warriors of Light, who set out to destroy Chaos. In the game,…

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Elden Ring’s open world made it more accessible to new players, so how does Wo Long do the same without one?

One very clever design decision in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty may not get the love it deserves, but its effects are transformative in making the game more accessible to new players. Anyone who played, or is even aware of, Elden Ring will tell you that its open world played a major role in making it more approachable for new players. The linear design of FromSoftware’s previous games meant that your progress was always predetermined by the designers. No matter how long you’d put off a tough boss fight or a trap-laden area, you knew that you needed to be back…

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Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty and Naraka Bladepoint crossover for a limited time

Get your Wo Long fix in Naraka and your Naraka fix in Wo Long. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty and Naraka: Bladepoint are getting a little crossover with one another, with things kicking off in the latter game first. Players have already had a few days to dive into the challenging world of Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, the latest title from Nioh developer Team Ninja. But if you’re one such player who just can’t get enough, you might want to head over to Naraka: Bladepoint. Running until March 24, you can unlock “exclusive rewards” in Naraka themed around Wo Long: Fallen…

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Monster Hunter remains king, but there’s one thing it could learn from Wild Hearts

Having trouble with late game monsters? A certain boss kicking your ass? Here’s how you can stop dying and embrace the joy of cooking. I think Wild Hearts is a terribly unbalanced game. I think some of the monsters you fight are too bland, and I think some of them are far, far too spicy. I think the gameplay loop is fattier and chewier than it is in genre rival Monster Hunter, and I think the vast majority of fights have more gristle in them than is totally necessary. The game does an atrocious job of educating you about what…

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There’s one key area where Wild Hearts beats Monster Hunter

Wild Hearts is squaring up to Capcom’s indomitable hunting series, and in many ways it comes up short. But it does have its strengths. The hunting genre has exploded in popularity over the past few years. Monster Hunter World and its ludicrous sales figures proved that – in making the genre more accessible – Capcom could wrangle a massive audience for this once-niche genre. And now other developers and publishers have really started to take notice. The Golden Tempest fight is one developer’s favourite in the whole game. That includes Dynasty Warriors developer, Omega Force, and publisher Electronic Arts (and…

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Fatal Frame developer thanks fans on 21st anniversary, and details upcoming remake

More details on the setting and characters has been shared. On the 21st anniversary of Fatal Frame’s launch back in 2001, developer Koei Tecmo has issued a short thank-you message to its fans for their support. As a further treat, the team has also shared new screenshots and details regarding the upcoming remake of Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse. Catch the producer’s message to fans right here. The remake is set to release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC on March 9, 2023. This will be a global release, and actually…

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Why BIG PIGs are the best kind of boss fight

What’s the mark of a great boss? Cool moves, I suppose. Cool armour. A cool demeanour as you enter their arena. Having previewed both Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty and Wild Hearts, I’ve come to discover that the mark of a great boss is one of these things, none of the rest, and 500 pounds of ham. BIG PIGs are in, and they are here to do a high-pitched squeal and charge to the top of the “Trending Bosses” list. Read more

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Wild Hearts shows off more of its giant-monster battling technology in new gameplay trailer

Upcoming monster-hunting but not Monster Hunter game Wild Hearts has debuted seven minutes of gameplay, which gives us a proper look at how the game’s wooden tech can help take down its hulking prey. It also reveals some co-op hunting action for the first time. Take a look at the footage below, and try not to giggle when the sproingy hammer whacks the giant piggy. Read more

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Wild Hearts gameplay video shows your character battling massive boars and a really big toad

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. You’ll have bacon for years. An extended gameplay trailer for Wild Hearts has been released, showing how you and a partner can take on giant, fantastical beasts in Omega Force’s take on Monster Hunter. Published by EA, the game takes place in a fantasy version of feudal Japan called Azuma, a region full of scenic meadows and rich bamboo forests. The area is being ravaged by formerly peaceful, nature-infused beasts called Kemono, which are now altering their environment at the…

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Koei Tecmo’s first trailer for Wild Hearts has big Monster Hunter energy

EA and Koei Tecmo’s co-op beastie-botherer Wild Hearts will mix katanas, massive animals, and wacky crafted weapons when it launches in February. The Dynasty Warriors studio revealed their collaboration as part of the EA Originals label today, and it’s certainly channelling some of that there Monster Hunter energy. Watch the first trailer below and tell me you don’t want a handheld helicopter. Read more

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EA and Koei Tecmo’s take on Monster Hunter is called Wild Hearts, reveal trailer coming this week

The game was first announced earlier this month. Koei Tecmo’s upcoming take on Monster Hunter is officially called Wild Hearts, and its first trailer is coming this week. Last month, EA announced that it would be collaborating with Omega Force, the Koei Tecmo studio behind the Warriors series, through its EA Originals program to make a game it called “the next great hunting game,” obviously implying it’ll be something like Monster Hunter. That game now has a name – Wild Hearts – and this Wednesday, September 28, 3pm BST, we’ll get a first look at it in its reveal trailer….

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EA is working with a surprising dev partner on an upcoming AAA EA Originals game

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The rumoured EA-Koei Tecmo collaboration has been officially announced. The next major release from EA Originals, the EA label typically responsible for smaller projects from indie teams, is one you may not have seen coming if you don’t tend to keep up with industry rumours. EA is partnering with Omega Force, the Koei Tecmo studio responsible for the Warriors series – Samurai Warriors, Dynasty Warriors and others. The developer is working on a new AAA IP that’s set in a…

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The next EA Original is a fantasy hunting game set in feudal Japan from Koei Tecmo

The next EA Original has been announced, and it’s coming from Koei Tecmo and Omega Force, developers of the Dynasty Warriors series. Set in Japan during its feudal period but with a fantasy twist, EA and Koei Tecmo describe the as-yet-untitled project as “the next great hunting game”. Dispel those mental images of theHunter: Call Of The Wild and Big Buck Hunter though, because it sounds like this is more in the vein of hack-and-slash monster hunting shenanigans. Read more

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Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires comes West in February 2022

Koei Tecmo has announced that Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires is coming to Western markets just two months after its Japanese launch. Koei Tecmo and Omega Force have announced that Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires is heading West on February 15, 2022 – just two months after its December 23, 2021 launch in Japan. The game is set to launch on multiple platforms when it comes to North America and Europe, including PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. Originally slated for release in early 2021, Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force announced Dynasty Warriors 9…